Ethan Hawke

Reviews of Juliet, Naked (stars and fans), Searching (stories via computer) and Generation Wealth (examining excess)

Also: a Buddhist tale of reincarnation, watching a chaotic childhood and gagging with the horrors of war

A sailing yarn for summer; a parson’s turn to social responsibility and a quest for true love by an older woman

And much more: an environmental artist, young love crashing on a beach, colonial errors in South America and a black cop’s misdeeds here in Canada

Reviews of Their Finest, superb, Maudie, heartrending, Black Code, a digital-age warning

Also Canadian films get a special day (in some places a week) and a pilgrim trek suitable for Easter

VIFF will open with Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins in Nova Scotia

And end with Terrence Malick contemplating the universe

Reviews of Maggie’s Plan, a modern screwball comedy, and two sequels, The Conjuring 2 and Now You See Me 2

With the jazz fest not far off, the VanCity has a doc about the troubled history of the saxophone and 3 more with jazz and blues themes.

Batman v Superman, drones making war in Eye in the Sky and a second Big Fat Greek Wedding

Plus a jazz casualty, Beethoven’s 9th and angst in Hollywood and on the mating chase

Reviews: Mad Max, a blast, Pitch Perfect 2, good fun, and Going Clear, scary

Also five other new films, about Kurt Cobain, sugar, drone warfare, Arab Israelis and post-Holocaust trauma

Young adult action in Insurgent and two wonderful road movies

Spain’s Living is Easy With Eyes Closed and China’s Lost and Love are worth seeking out

Films: Boyhood delights with the drama it finds in everyday life

Also note a new le Carré with Philip Seymour Hoffman, a new Hercules with The Rock and a skirmish between science and metaphysics.

Reviews of Closed Circuit,The Grandmaster, One Direction: This is Us

Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall can’t shake the surveillance in Closed Circuit